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 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 03:27 am
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Ok, this is a photo from my local paper which was taken at a Civil War related event in one of the towns in this region. Wasn't there, didn't even know about it until I saw the paper this morning. But looking at the photo I just can't picture him as the man he's portraying. I'd like to get some of your opinions as to who he's supposed to be before I tell you.





 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 08:12 am
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Cigar and close cropped beard. Grant?



 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 12:59 pm
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Yes,Im with Fedreb on that but I imagine you are going to tell us it is someone like Burnside:?



 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 01:14 pm
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My initial response was Grant, but just to be different I'll go with Alan Pinkerton.

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 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 02:30 pm
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Sherman?



 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 02:51 pm
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Pinkerton ! ( thought so too but.....

Nope, can't be...notice the sholder boards..he is military and Pinkerton wasn't

I am back to Grant with the Cigar and all..

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Hmmm... I said Sherman and I guess I'll stick to it, but I'm not sure that would be so surprising to Hellcat. Perhaps Meade, though I don't remember if he was a smoker or not.



 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 07:54 pm
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Perhaps Grant is a bit too obvious. How about Sheridan?



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Thank you Javal, that was my thoughts. He is supposed to be Grant (irony for you, it's Sam Grant portraying US Grant) but I look at him and think he makes a better Sherman. Hair colors wrong, but he just looks more like Sherman than Grant to me.

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I think the cigar is the prop that made Grant seem like the obvious pick. But then, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.



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William Holden in Horse Soldiers.

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I know who he's supposed to be protraying, as I already said. But even though he's smoking a cigar I just look at the face and think he looks more like Sherman than Grant. I don't know what it is, really, that makes me think that. But that's what I think everytime I look at the photo.

Of course considering his name it seems rather obvious he'd probably portray Grant.



 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2011 01:41 pm
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Dang! I missed the shoulder boards. I think he portrays a passable Grant... better than some I have seen! But you are right Hellcat, give the beard a tinge of red and you have a pretty good Sherman.

Mark



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TimK wrote: I think the cigar is the prop that made Grant seem like the obvious pick. But then, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

I apologize in advance, 
 
'a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke'...



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  I think what HankC is trying to say is: "Man does not live by broad alone." :?



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